"Fortunate are those who take the first steps.” ― Paulo Coelho

Disk2vhd v1.0 – Oct 7, 2009 ( VHD creater )

+ Utility creates VHD (Virtual Hard Disk – Microsoft’s Virtual Machine
disk format) versions of physical disks for use in Microsoft Virtual PC
or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs).
+ Has user interface lists the volumes present on the system
+ Helps to create VHD which we can easily attach under VPC for the host OS.


October 21, 2009 Posted by | Power Toys - Personal | 1 Comment

Not able to install Windows XP in Vista’s Pre-loaded machine !!

Friend of mine bought a new laptop with Vista Ultimate by default(OEM Version). He had a problem in activation and not able to log inBaring teeth. He was neither able to format nor install XP Angry. I too tried couple of times with bootup CD, the installation crashed with blue screen. On closer lookup, I came to know that there was problem with BIOS Settings . It was intially set to "AHCI", I’ve changed to "IDE" to support Windows XP, then it started installing well and good.

Read more from Wikipedia source and MS error report

March 22, 2009 Posted by | Power Toys - Personal | 1 Comment

MountainWings : Saturday – Hold It

I said earlier, I’m a regular reader and receiver of Mountainwings
newsletter, here is the best one I received today,
A MountainWings Moment,
Wings Over The Mountains of Life
Hold It
best time for you to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something
or bust Eye-rolling
by Josh Billings~

January 19, 2008 Posted by | Power Toys - Personal | Leave a comment

One more watch, Casio Databank for this new Year

This is not a geeky stuff or geeky gadget also, but i feel
something different in this DATABANK model watches. It makes you feel geeky. Today
I gifted myself a CASIO,
Data Bank – ABX -20
. This is my second watch bought from
my money. I could still remember my first watch crush ( would be special for
anyone ) bought it in way back 1999 and interesting thing about this watch is still
WORKING after so many accidental fall & model change. I bought this new one
for 23 hundreds, cosmos mall-BLR. I simply love the hourly beep feature which
will makes you to active & get to know the timing. Its TIME to wind up…

Time is it ??

January 5, 2008 Posted by | Power Toys - Personal | Leave a comment

New Year Wishes – 2008

Left hughi Blogreaders !

StarSunWishing you all a very happy & prosperous brand New Year 2008.SunStar

Its the time
to kick start our goals & resolution set in our mind. Yes and also time to
change our calendar & diary of course Disappointed ..For me, New Year is always special;
set already few resolutions for this New Year and about to go on…How
about you..? But don’t ask me about past year resolution, by default it is
been inherited to 2008 as well Sad …from this year, it is going to be a
sealed class …I mean, no more carry forwarding or inheriting resolutions
to coming year Sick
(1) ComputerTechnical front: I’ve upgraded
myself to Web Application completely after working 3 years in C# Windows App. Currently
experimenting ASP.NET, AJAX, JavaScript stuffs etc.My current project is ASP.NET 2.0…so I’m already involved in WEB 2.0 stuffs..
(2) MSN Messenger iconPersonal front: i was partying, 31’st night @ Hotel Bagini restaurant with Jayaveer, chandrasekar. Decided to talk
less and listen more, walking, weekend swimming and a monthly novel, savings,
helping to needy, motivational book read to keep my mind and body fit.

(3) Don't tell anyone Career front: I’m confused, with that recently completed 2 years with my current employer, on total 3 Years 3 months in .NET Technology. Having
few options left open and keeping fingers crossed. I’m always planning,
planning for certification…but no action…so at least by this year 2008
I plan to certify me in .NET. Waiting to take off with VS 2008 as well as wish
to write more code, CODE, CODE and to create re-usable component.
       Apart from this,
met my father’s close friend and mentor for me for the past few years in Bangalore,
Mr. Murugesan, working in Tyco- gifted me a diary. This is my 5’Th consecutive
diary (Year -04,05,06,07,08) from him and wish to get every year. Really he has
been motiving and supporting me in all aspects. I really grateful and fortunate
to find a mentor to drive me long way.

Year 2007, has
been wonderful for me and kind enough to meet my goals like challenging project,
rewarding work, sister got married and settled, financially disciplined and
health conscious. That’s all from my side, let me know if you’ve
blogged specifically about new year resolution
Life is beautiful!
keep enjoying and smile always.

Here is the some of the random links come cross recently, hope this would be interesting,

WORK, PLAY and ENJOY.Light bulb             Mahe~

January 2, 2008 Posted by | Power Toys - Personal | Leave a comment

What is love ?

Here is
the Best E-mail forward I’ve ever received, What
is Love???

A group of 4 to 8 year-olds was asked, "What does love
mean?"  The
answers they gave were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined.

my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toe nails
anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all

   the time,
even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s love." (Rebecca – age 8)
someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that your
name is safe in their mouth." (Billy – age 4)

is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without
making them give you any of theirs." (Chrissie – age 6 )

is what makes you smile when you’re tired." (Terri – age 4)

is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it
to him, to make sure the taste is OK." (Danny – age 7)

is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday"
(Tina – age 7)

is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even
after they know each other so well." (Tommy – age 6)

my piano recital, I was on a stage and scared. I looked at all the people
watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling!
He was the
only one doing
      that. I
wasn’t scared anymore. That’s love" (Cindy -age 8)

mommy loves me more than anybody. You don’t see anyone else kissing me to sleep
at night." (Clare – Age 5)

is when mommy gives daddy the best piece of chicken." (Elaine – age 5)

is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day."
(Mary Ann – age 4 )

Love……is not only made for lovers……. it’s also for friends who luv each
other sometimes better than their lover. Smile and spread some love today!!

December 4, 2007 Posted by | Power Toys - Personal | Leave a comment

Updates from Personal front

Few of my friends pinged me to know where am I these days, as they don’t see post on this blog for quite some time. Yes, I was on leave for 10 days without net connection, busy with sister marriage plans etc. Everything went well & I feel its time for update my blog to keep rolling.. Here is the latest personal & important updates I feel to share..
§         My only, younger sister got married this 24’th of this month and I’m left, started looking…
§         My close friend, Sakthivel flown to US for onsite assignment..
§         My investment in MF’s glittering…
§         First time bought a blazer and wore it for reception..
§         Had a wonderful family reunion and gala time in home town..
§         I feel almost i got a soul mate from my relative chain, conversing with her,..but keeping my fingers crossed J
§         Dad altered my rooms in home town, got a spacious rooms with more ventilation & furniture’s..
§         Sensex crossed 20 K..
§         Ambani becomes a world richest person…
§         Completed 3+ Years of Experience in .NET & going to complete 2 years with current employer..
§         My roommate changed his job for whooping package.
      Will upload some of the photos once I got from studio…

October 31, 2007 Posted by | Power Toys - Personal | Leave a comment

Welcome onboard, my new baby – Acer Aspire 5052

Hi pals,
Yes, I’m blogging from my new laptop Acer Aspire 5052-ANWXMi to catch up the fast lane of Technology & for preparation. Already having a desktop which I bought in my college days in year 2000, after doing several formats and R&D’s, it started losing its components one by one in installments…first HDD, then RAM, CD writer, CD reader…I tried maximum to upgrade it to hold for sometime, but after spending 7K I’m not satisfied…its getting restarted simply lost my hope on it. Almost for the past one month, I was going through magazines, laptop reviews, calls for quotation, price comparison..etc. It was really a hard decision to go for a laptop while having desktop but decided with lots of MS hope . And also it was a tough for me to select the brand, selecting the processor, with graphics card or not etc. Finally traditional AMD or Intel..??  Nodded for AMD after checking it from their website. Here is the config :
Aspire 5052ANWXMi-1GB
 AMD Turion-64 X2 Processor TL50 (1.60GHz, 2 x 256KB Cache), 1024MB DDR2 533MHz Memory (1GB),
 ATI Radeon® Xpress 1100 Chipset, 14.1" WXGA TFT LCD, 1280 x 800 resolution,
 ATI Radeon® Xpress 1100 integrated 3D graphics with up to 256 MB of shared system memory,
 120GB Hard Disk Drive (5400RPM), 8X DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive,
 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery,56K Fax Modem, 10/100 Ethernet,  3 USB 2.0 Ports,
 Integrated Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate), Integrated 5-in-1 Card Reader & S-Video TV Out,
 1 Year International Traveller’s Warranty, Acer SignalUp Wireless Technology,
 Acer CrystalBrite™ TFT Screen, Acer OrbiCam™ integrated 310,000 pixel CMOS camera, Acer Folio Design with Non-Slip Carry Grip,Easy Access Ports and 4 Way Scroll Button, I ntegrated 802.11 b/g Wireless LAN,USB Mouse ( free )
 It cost around 890 $ (40K INR), bought it from Acer mall, Carlton Towers, Airport Road. BLR. Thanks to Ajai & Jayaveer for selecting the brand.,,30_118,00.html – About processor,,30_118_14603_14624%5E14625,00.html – About ATI Graphics card 
+ Value for Money,Good graphics and supports gaming,Battery life,Good Performance
Cons :
– Sound quality from inbuilt speakers, not audible sometimes,Camera Image quality & no settings or modes

Overall worth to trust, AMD Turion X2.

April 16, 2007 Posted by | Power Toys - Personal | 2 Comments

Whats playing in my head !!

Recently, I got addicted to an online music portal called Imeem. Yes,its quite usefull & simple for searching,organising any of your latest,fav hit songs.

  1. UI and page design is so awesome and not cluttered with many options.
  2. Search any of our fav hits and add it in your playlist and start sharing..
  3. It has blog, inbox and supports song upload also..

Overall, I find this site simply superb and also interestingly developed using ASPX

Drop me a line if you like my playlist..

April 13, 2007 Posted by | Power Toys - Personal | Leave a comment

H1-B — “The Dark Side”

     Recently, I was surfing about H1-B visa related issues, I surprised and shocked to read the below links…Hope this would be useful fo r you people dreaming for this H1B if in case. Becareful with consultancy….

H1-B — “The Dark Side”  –


Complete list of FAQ on H1 – B

Share if you’ve any experience in this processing… Mahesh ~

March 21, 2007 Posted by | Power Toys - Personal | Leave a comment

School without lessons

“A life without challenges would be like 
     going to school without lessons to learn. 
Challenges come not to depress or get you down,
    but to master and to grow and to unfold your abilities..

Well said and beautifully quoted one. Thanks to Gopinath for sharing this wonderful quote


January 25, 2007 Posted by | Power Toys - Personal | Leave a comment

Request for 2007 Office System Eval CD

December 30, 2006 Posted by | Power Toys - Personal | Leave a comment

Take it as an opportunity to learn, Dont give up

Asusual in middle of busy weekend, when i was checking the RSS reader updated  blogs….I struck across Ali’s recent post on  "Determination, Drive, and Passion" – Yes, It gave me lot of mental boosting and importance of carrying our goal always…bet you, even you’ll find this as a usefull one. Check out here –
Worth reading last para, once more.
"My point is, when you want to do something, don’t do it in half-measures. Give it your all. Do your best and remember our ultimate goal. Do anything it takes to achieve it. And if you encounter a setback, don’t let it depress you and put you down. Take it as an opportunity to learn and a challenge for you to succeed next time." – Via ali’s blog. Thanks Ali~

December 9, 2006 Posted by | Power Toys - Personal | Leave a comment

Enough is NOT enough !!

Dear readers,
     Finally I decided to break my silence..yes its almost 25 days over after this great event, but I still feel those moments and enjoying that opportunity I got from Microsoft. I thank you all..readers, judges, MS People, googlers whoever visited my blog. And also a big Thanks to MICROSOFT for encouraging community to go brave and do lot many thing in the coming year.  Few of my friends were asking to blog about my Mumbai trip & Steve’s meet, but again it will be a big I’m stopping here itself saying “ It was such a wonderful trip, well organized, respected, planned and executed very well”. It gave me lot of confident in independent Air traveling as well as in crowded Mumbai train.
I’m just gearing up for the things to do in the coming year 2007…and also looking for Webrockstar(  and  Secure war – if any of you guys appearing in Webrockstars let me drop a line regarding your preparation.

December 6, 2006 Posted by | Power Toys - Personal | Leave a comment

Ready for FOSS.IN/24-26,2006,Bangalore

Free and Open-Source Software (FOSS), FOSS.IN is one of the world’s largest and most focussed FOSS events, held annually in India. Over the years, it has attracted thousands of participants, and the speaker roster reads like a "Who is Who" of FOSS contributors from across the world.
Date and Venue : 
November 24-26, 2006
National Science Symposium Centre,
IISc, Bangalore, India 

for registration and detail –
Wikinews :

November 7, 2006 Posted by | Power Toys - Personal | Leave a comment

Worth sharing quotes…

I. "We don’t see things as they are; we see them as we are." – ~Anias Nin

II. "I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see." – ~ John Burroughs

October 31, 2006 Posted by | Power Toys - Personal | Leave a comment

Wishing you all Happy Diwali – 2006

Dear readers,

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Yes .Wishing you all VERY HAPPY DIWALI ( 2006. May this Diwali brings us lot of happiness and joy in our life and career. I’m moving to my native place tonight. I’ll come back next thursday only. My family planed for Tirupathy( this diwali break is going to be one week break for me. I’m going to stay back from Office, Computers, Internet, Hutch..for a week...let seeee….


October 19, 2006 Posted by | Power Toys - Personal | Leave a comment

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